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tragedy, prince george's county police continue to look for answers. it's back to business for the presidential candidates as we inch closer to november 1. one heads west and the other heads south to rally voters. there ace live look outside. looks like yesterday morning, very clear skies, pleasant, cool conditions outside on this wednesday, september 12th, 2012. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this wednesday morning. we have breaking news on that rocket attack that libya that killed the u.s. ambassador there according to libyan officials. three other staffers, also americans, were killed. ambassador christopher stevens died of smoke inhalation after the consulate attack.
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stevens had only been served since may in libya. this morning's attack comes after armed protesters attacked the consulate last night. >> in egypt, thousands ever pro terses stormed the american embassy and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans
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overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected by this video produced by an american here in the united states. he was nevertheless caught up in in violence. we have seen that violence break up in libya and in egypt. there is concern that violence might spread. >> in this particular attack in libya do you know, i heard reports of gunfire, rocket attack. do we know exactly what happened? >> you know, as far as the specifics, we don't. that's why we are waiting for confirmation that this even took place. so far, reuters confirmed that the u.s. ambassador was killed. and we have three others saying this has taken place. we are awaiting confirmation
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from the administration. we don't know if that will come from the white house or the state department. but, obviously, very disturbing. >> thank you, doug. let's talk about the film that sparked the pro it is. the film is called innocence of muslim. it was caused by a 14-minute trailer that the film director posted on youtube. the movie depict the prophet muhammad who is called a womanizer and in the end of the if i am, he is put film. the producer the if i am is american sam bacile who is now in hiding. he says that, this is his
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quote, islam ace cancer. he says that the film has been shown in a nearly empty theater in hollywood earlier this year. the film has the backing of controversial pastor terry jones who sparked outrage by burning the koran. >> we have been following this story four all morning long. go to my fox d.c. as well for any update let's get to the latest wednesday weather with tucker barnes. good morning, tucker. >> good morning, allison, good morning, everybody. cool temperatures out there, lots of sunshine expected for you wednesday and the sunny streak continues here toward the middle and end of the week. let's get to it and show you the radar and satellite radar. out west, towards cincinnati and chicago, high pressure dominating that will continue to give us just a beautiful average here with lofts nine and dry conditions. it is a little cool out there part of the area falling back
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into the 40s. you may want a light jacket here. 60 at reagan national. 48 at dulles. bwi marshal, 53 degrees. another cool start to the day. should be a beautiful afternoon. high temperature a little warmer than yesterday in the low 80s, but a dry wednesday in store. more details on the forecast. we'll take a sneak peek for the weekend. >> if you are traveling eastbound along 66, delay coming out of manassas all the way to 286 coming towards the exit at fairfax county parkway. no problem leaving the annex. there you go. you read my mind, just a little to the right there going towards the capital beltway. no incident to report. combination of sunshine and heavy traffic. turks brad. we'll update the rides elsewhere.
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maryland, accidents activity along the northbound stretch of route 5 and, of course, coming out of waldorf, an accident. poplar hill road. 210, lives stop road plus marshall. a new crash reported. this is northbound 5 after allentown road. again, fire rescue units are on route. that's the check of morning traffic on fox 5. new this morning, a 16-year- old is shot in the district. it happened in the 200 padlock of 37th street southeast around 1:30 this morning. police tell us that the victim was shot in the stomach, he is expected to survive. no word right now on any suspects. and in prince william county, police are working to identify two suspects accused of stabbing a man they allegedly knew during a violent home invasion. this happened on del mar drive in woodbridge. the suspects broke into the
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victim's home, stabbed him and stole his car. the victim was flown to the hospital. his condition is unknown. to maryland now as family and friends mourn the loss of a high school student. he was walking to class when he was shot and killed. >> melanie is live now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. it is going to be another tough day for students here at central high school. prince george's county police really don't have a lot to go on that we know of, not even clear when those calls came in whether anyone even heard the gunshots. marckel ross was a member of the rotc, athletic club. he was walking to school along old central avenue tuesday morning. police got the call shortly before 7:00 in the morning about someone lying on the
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ground. when they arrived, they found ross dead on a well traveled sidewalk, halfway between his home and school. had he a gunshot wound to the upper body. police searched the area for evidence. as you can imagine, his family is just devastated. >> i'm going to miss his smile. i'm going to miss him dancing because he likes to perform for the family, even if you are not willing to look at him. he still -- he loves his pictures. he was a good child. >> reporter: police also spent time here also at central high school as did school counselors. his mother said that he had been bullied last year but thought that it was taken care of. she also was not happy with him having to walk the mile and a
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half. ross is the second prince george's county high school student to be murdered in three weeks. tony and allison? >> melanie, thank you very much. after taking a day off, it's back to business today for the presidential candidates. more negative ads hitting the airwaves after a day of suspension in honor of 9/11. president barack obama is heading out west after an economy themed rally in las vegas. mitt romney will hold an event at his campaign office in jacksonville, florida. a week after her energizing speech at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president --
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presidential candidate. a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take your complaints tonight. as we head to the break,
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back home, day 3 and still no deal. parents in chicago can expect to keep their children out of class. the teachers union and the school district announced some movement, but no agreement. iphone is expected to unveil the iphone 5. some analysts believe that the new iphone could help jump start the economy to the tune of nearly $13 billion over the next year. >> wow. >> i was at a local mall -- >> not joining yet. >> you are not? i was at a local mall last week and the whole malice pretty quiet, a monday afternoon except the apple store. >> they are always packed with
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people. >> amazing. >> uh-huh. >> no me. >> and not you either, tony. >> no i go in and look around. >> he makes the plunge. his smart phone will be an iphoner. >> he makes the plunge to cell phone. >> my beeper is fine. >> exactly. beautiful, sunny, you know, just gorgeous. >> yeah. >> i have to find nice words to say about our weather this week. 40s north and west. it is a chilly start here in parts of the area. 59 in new york city. chicago, 644 degrees. generally clear skies, searching all the way from chicago, right through the mid- atlantic. you get to maine, down towards atlanta and you can see how quiet conditions are. the next weather maker won't get in here for a few more days. it will be the beginning of the weekend before we see any of the cloud cover and the possibility of a few showers
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around here during the day on saturday. that cold front fairly week. we are not going to get a lot of rain but that's the next chance. here the seven-day forecast forecast. warmer than yesterday, still a nice day, not a lot of humidity. warm in the next seven. and then we warm up for saturday and then again monday. cooler temperatures by tuesday, only in the 70s. >> all right. >> thanks, tucker. >> uh-huh. >> let's go to jewelry right now and get the latest on this morning's rush hour. >> i thought you moved point flop. tony goes around and says, it's a mobile phone. [ laughter ]. >> get off my case. >> on the roads, we have been busy. our friends coming out of southern maryland a lots going on. bean town road, at 301, that's what's slowing down our commute. poplar hill for the crash.
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accidents activity along 210 mortgage bound, lives stop hall and marshall hall. a crash along i-95. westbound 4 below reach, ritchie marlboro road to the suitland mark way and hello, sunshine. inner loop of the beat which, on the brakes headed east, souther loop, 95 towards georgia, all the lanes here are open. slow go for our friends in virginia, eastbound along 66, out in manassas. about a 40 minute commute there with the lanes open. speed out of dale city, leaving 286 to the beltway, route 1 is a mess. big delays heading to gunston coles. that's a check at the fox 5 ontime traffic. >> thank you very much, julie. commuters concerned about the proposed toll hike for the dulles toll road can attend a public hearing. it's the second of a series of
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three meetings where representatives from the washington metropolitan authorities are addressing concerns. the toll will increase by 60 krendz. it will go to 2.50 by 2013. hundreds of montgomery county police cruisers are being inspected for possible safety problems there may be a steering defect in the ford crown victorias. two of the department's cruisers have had steering problems in july. neither was involved in an accident. the entire fleet of crown victorias is expected to be back on the road by saturday. health officials in virginia have confirmed now that one person has died from west nile virus. the state's department of health says that the victim was a senior citizen from northwest virginia. nine people have come down with
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for nearly two years, the west wing of the white house has been getting a major makeover but now that the big
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dig is over, people are not quite sure what's changed. the west wing finallyey moarminged from behind a call construction fence looking pretty much the same. the general services administration says that the project which costs about 82 million-dollar was a utilities upgrade but during the first phase of the four-year construction project, reporters saw a multi-story structure that required truck loads of heavy concrete and steel beans in new york city, an early morning tribute to the lives lost on 9/11. the tribute of light illuminated the skies in lower manhattan until sunrise. the tribute of light first blazed the skies on the six- month anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. some items that police say were likely looted from the world trade rubble after the attack turned up in michigan. the owner of the smoky mountain
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shop found a box when he took over the car. he found some. ds ids and cards. officers are working to return the items to the owners. coming up, the latest on this morning's breaking news out of libya where the u.s. ambassador to that country and three other americans were killed in an attack. we are also hitting the campaign trail this morning. our weekly political strategies will be here to discuss the latest presidential polls and the breaking news out of libya. we have another look outside. beautiful morning. that is not a pretty picture on i. 95, 395, rather, and seminary road. tucker and july will have the weather and traffic. 
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welcome back. it is 7:28. as we continue to follow breaking news this morning. want to mention about the situation in libya that the president, president barack obama, has now come out and condemned the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens and three others in benghazi.
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that's just coming out of the white house. some reports say that stevens died from a rocket attack and some day that he died in a car trying to get away from the consulate. some reports say that he three others were killed. before this morning's rocket attack, angry protesters set fire to the consulate last night. they opened fire. four libyan soldiers reportedly died trying to defend the embassy. meanwhile, in cairo, protesters climbed the wall, tore down the american flag and burned it, and replaced it with a black islam flag. all of this in protest for a
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film that came out. let's check with tucker barnes with the wonderful weather. >> nice cool start to the day. >> perfect. >> temperature in upper 70s, low 80s, what a nice time of the year. >> really is. >> warm during the day and cool at night. let's head to the headline for today. it continues right through the middle of the weekend. plenty of sunshine expected as well. back in the 40s, yeah, almost jacket weather here north and west. 50 reagan national. a lot of radiational cooling. leonard town, you are at 50 degrees, 51 in fredericksburg. nice cool start. now that the sun is up, you will see temperatures jump very quickly, upper 70s, low 80s.
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dew point temperature, remember these numbers were running in the low 70s last week with the remnants of hurricane isaac? today, they are in the 40s, yeah, upper 40s, current dew points. bottom line, comfortable air in place and should be a nice, dry average. crisp blue skies expected. high pressure is what's keeping us nice and dry. that area of high pressure very, very slowly pushing to the east. we're going to be in for sunshine. cold front northwest of chilling will start to slide in here as we get into the weekend. we have some possibility of scattered showers in the forecast. i don't think saturday is a washout but that's the next chance for showers. maybe some chance of rain before the weekend. winds out of the east and 5. tonight, more of the same, 60 overnight lows, 60s and north and west. cool, calm wind. keep the windows up for a
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couple of hours. there is the accu seven-day forecast. a little warmer tomorrow, mid- 80s. we also bounce around a little bit with showers on saturday and sunday. high temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s. going to feel like september for the middle of the september. >> clever. [ laughter ]. >> let's get to traffic with julie. >> all you need was bws, do you remember? >> you remember that? earth wind and fire. >> yes. of course, i know. >> on the road, you find lanes open. leaving the beltway trying to past area roads, heavy and slow continuing towards the exit for the 14th street bridge. beltway inner loop, gallows road and braddock road. traffic heavy but all lanes open. b w parkway traffic tied up.
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we have major tie-ups to report coming out of southern maryland, part of that due to the crash at matta woman bean room. accident activity at 210 and living stop and marshall hall. northbound 210, after allentown. and a crash on ben involving a bus. follow police direction to get by. that's a check of the fox 5 ontime traffic. >> july, things the latest poll show president obama and mitt romney in a dead heat with fewer than two months before the election. we have to talk about that breaking news out of libya this morning. joining us is democratic strategies peter fin and republican strategies jim asanzi. sad news to report out of
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libya. can i get your reaction? >> this is terribly sad. it shows how a crazy video that just goes on the internet that nobody even paid any attention to incites people. is in egypt last january, working with the political parties over there. and the first wave, of course, came against our embassy in cairo. it's very difficult to protect americans in this kinds of environment. of course, libya, you know, we've just -- libya, syria, these countries that just has this violence spring up. you have to stop people from putting these crazy videos.
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>> we had 9/11 yesterday. you could even sense in 9/11, there wasn't the seriousness of it that had been over the years >> it's been 11 years now and, of course, this happens. it's a reminder that we are not safe anymore in this country and we are not safe anymore in countries like the middle east. so, you know, we need to continue to be vigilant. >> the obama administration -- just breaking news now, condemning the attack which i find interesting the timing because it is so political and you have to be so careful what you say. and to that end, i guess the first response didn't sit well with republican candidate mitt romney who came out strongly and said that he -- and i'm just going to get the words here. he said that he felt -- the obama administration response was disgraceful to the violent
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protests in egypt and libya. there has been a pulling back since then. >> you know, these kinds of things, it seems to me, you temper down the rhetoric a little bit. you try not to politicize this. i don't know whether he was advised to say that or whether he just came out with it. this is not a time to turn this into a political football. i don't think it helps romney to be honest with you. most people look at this and say, wait a minute. >> the initial report, peter, was that the obama administration had apologized to egypt for this movie, which is really stupid to do because it was not the united states who sponsored it. the initial report came out. why would you apologize to egypt about a movie. that was the initial. >> do you exempt the movie and say, this is not part of who we
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are. this is not sanctioned. >> they attacked the embassy. >> what do you want to do? >> do you want to ratchet up the violence in these places? you want to create -- >> no, but you want to protect americans. >> here is what came out. this was earlier but the u.s. embassy issued a statement. they are saying and i'm reading this. condemning, quote, the tipping evident by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims as we condemn he was to offend the leaders of all religions. but then secretary of state hillary clinton coming out later with a sharp statement saying there is no excuse for the violence. that sort of -- what might seem to be apologetic tone of that. >> that's not an apolly. >> hillary is stronger than the president, once again. >> you have to look at these words carefully. this is the central points where jim and i would agree
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these are extremists. >> right. >> they can watch you on tv -- >> and folks in our embassy were killed. that's terrible. >> so the approach, i think, here, should be that we try to ramp down the rhetoric and so that's why i get concerned when romney makes a statement like he does. >> there are, of course, the details on the breaking news that's happening. looking here stateside, the story that the polls show that romney and the president are sort of neck and neck here. and in the last two months, believe it or not, or so, before election day, peter, i would ask you, what would the advice be coming out of the democratic came in. >> i think they are running a very good campaign. they were in a very good convention. a lot of these polls show his
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positives going up above 50, 52, as high as they were actually when osama bin laden was killed. i think you draw these contrasts nine what the republicans are saying and what they are saying. i think you've got to -- i mean romney's problem right now is that he won't give any detail noise of his plans. he has doubled down on the medicare voucher program which i think is pretty dumb. the states that -- it stands at seven or eight states now. you know, it seems to me that the contrast is becoming very clear. the other thing that you do is prepare for the debate. >> give me the final word here. what should we hear from mitt romney for him to win the white house? >> i think what you're going to here for mitt romney is that he's going to continue to talk about his plans for the future as opposed to the president does not lay out any plans. we're going to talk about the
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economy, the job situation, what's going to happen with this country and the president that the president has been in charge for four years now and things have not gotten better and he promised they would. that's what you will see in this debate. peter, i said jim was going to have the last word. >> you did. i'll shut up. >> back over to you, tony. >> allison, thank you very much. still ahead, why you might want to head to virginia to pick the perfect pumpkin this year. and the story that made international headlines. an american student accused of killing her roommate. now her ex-boy friend also accused with the crime is out with a new book about their version of the events.  [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water
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their sometimes bizarre behavior give police reason to suspect them. knox who is from speed sent -- who is from seattle spent four years in prison. and several people had to be rescued from the las vegas area after heavy thunderstorms caused flash flooding. nearly two inches of rain fell in sin city. the intense rain delayed traffic. thanksgiving is right around the corner. halloween is rights around the corner but it's not considered a holiday. the pumpkin harvest in virginia is underway. officials say that the crop is shaping up took good one. because of the summer's hot, dry weather, the yield could vary from region to region. you know what that means. >> hard for get the perfect
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pumpkins that haveryone is looking for. >> pumpkin car offing is almost here. >> i love that. >> my favorite time of the year weatherwise. is that right? >> because fall lingers. >> kind of figuring out what it is spring. >> spring is like a week here. >> that's the problem. >> we go freight from 78 to 95 in a week. we'll take a look at the area. temperature should be in the low 70s to upper 80s. 60 at reagan national, 48, yeah, that's right. 48 in dulles. 53 at bwi marshall. temperatures should jump quickly and we'll be in the 60s by the noon hour. high pressure keeping us nice and dry here for the next couple of days. the forecast looks just fine here. we will have a cold front approach for the beginning of the weekend. that will bring us some cloud cove and the next chance for showers look like they arrive
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on saturday. there is your accu weather seven-day forecast. yesterday, upper 70s, today, low 80s. you see some showers saturday and monday. that's a look at weather. >> all right. thank you, sir. >> ended abruptly. didn't know it was over. >> i need a stinger, you know. >> right. >> let's go to julie and find out what's happening. >> he is a systematic man. >> you know, you need an intro, like football season is on [ humming ] >> yeah. and on the radio, it's like car horn, you know. maybe that's clown horns. >> oh. >> it's as many kind of horn, i know that outer loop of the beltway, southbound 95, 198 headed towards the beltway. soil on the washington baltimore parkway. delay in and out river dale continuing inbound on new york
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city avenue. people hit me on twitter asking me about 5 this among. we had some problem on route 5. accident activity as you travel north bound trying to make your way past mattawoman beantown. we had the crash along 210 at livingston road and marshall hall. that's clear. again, northbound 5. slow moving trip southbound on the george washington parkway approaching key bridge. that's where we have the crash. that's the check of the fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thanks. the h street festival kicks off. >> holly will tell you why you want to stop by. >> you do want to stop by. you will learn something about this city that you didn't know before. a lot of this has to do with the new greater h street heritage trail. we are stopping by a few of those stops. this is the first one coming here. we'll talk about that, the
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of course, for many years, music has been an integral part of the culture of the district of columbia. one location has the significant distinction of being the very first american venue to host one of the best known, and popular bands in history. can you guess? >> the jackson 5? >> no, it's not the jackson 5: i'm playing. the beatles. holly morris is live. holly, i hear the beatles played there. [ laughter ] >> reporter: what? are you kidding me? you knew that the beatles played here? >> it was the first north american concerts >> reporter: the question for you, tony. do you call it washington colyseum or do you call i u-ne
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arena. >> i call is the washington colyseum and i'm old enough to going to the iceccappades. >> you are right. it's either the u ruin or the washington come seem, depending upon your age. if you are old enough, you say u line. i'm learning from these people right here. this is marge kakaski, with the h street heritage trail. both are chiming in with all the right things to say as i'm talking. they are the people who know. governing to you. of course good morning. >> i know that culturallism tour in d.c. has 13 trails. this is the newest one. give me an overview of the greater h street heritage trail. >> it starts at union station and union station is the southern boundary of what was
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once swamp poodle, a working class neighborhood now called noma. it was working class, irish, immigrant, italian immigrants and african americans who built the capital. they built a lot of important buildings. i don't mean just the capitol but washington, d.c. >> how many trails are in the area? >> 19. >> reporter: here is the deal. we can talk about a lot of stops because there is so much history. this lays out the map and it tells you something of where you are standing. we want to talk about where we are standing because we are outside of the u line arena and washington colyseum. let's talk about that famous beatles concert. we have some video of the beatles playing there. give us some history of that in. >> the beatles had just been on the ed sullivan show, the first trip to the u.s. in 1964. and so they came down from new york on the train and were mobbed at union station and
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came here and played their first north american concert here in washington, d.c. >> there were some 8000 people at that concert, i understand. that was not the only thing that happened here. tony talked about seeing ice cappades here. it was a big sporting venue. >> roller skating ring. you had boxing matches. we had some boxes maps. harlem globetrotters used to play here. you know, as a kid, we came here for the circus there were so many venues that took place here that were exciting for the neighborhood >> reporter: and mara, i understand you were a concert goer here. >> i saw the rolling stones here in 1966 >> reporter: oh, that's pretty cool. when you look at that building, does it take youback? i happened to go in.
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there was a play produced. i went and looked to where i had sat for the concert. but it is big in there. it was not air conditioned and it was summer and it was like 115 degrees in there. they would not let us get out of our seats because we might mob our stage or something like that. >> reporter: i'm so sad that our time is going back history. but tell us about upcoming events. >> we have a lot of music, history, grand opening and introduction of the cultural tourism taking place at 12:00 on the 14th street stage. we have a lot of odd cars, music, local art >> reporter: a lot of reasons to come out. >> yes, a lot of reasons. >> reporter: we want to talk on the future. this bidding is owned by douglas shabal of douglas development. he had some architectural students coming up with some
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designs in a contest. >> retailings taking place here. they showed some of this. this neighborhood could use more retails, especially being close to the subway here and you kind of, i guess, increase the retail footprint here in washington, d.c. there is a large residential neighborhood. you want to bring more commercial revitalization here. i think this is a good venue. i know that's a good venue and i can't wait for it to happen. >> stay tuned for that because something good is going to happen here. something good happened here and something good will happen in the future. we have more on the culturism tour here n d.c one last bring ya. u line arena was the source for the name of arena stage which is now in southwest. some of the shows were here and that's how it got it name. how cool is that? >> very come. i love it. >> love that history. >> look forward to seeing you next hour. landing a job in today's
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struggling economy can be tough but for millions of americans, it's even harder to find work. ahead at 8:00, we sit down with the founder of the nonprofit dedicated to help those people back in the work force. and a disabled veteran out of work is here to share his struggles. and the competition where the region's neediest people benefit. where you can get in on the skip lunch feed pawn much campaign. and the x factor returns to fox with some new faces at the judges' table. we'll hear from pop precip test britney spears about her -- pop princess britney spears about her new gig. 
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>> your realtime captioner: linda macdonald. straight ahead, breaking news. president barack obama reacts to the deadly attack on a u.s. embassy in libya -- the embassy in libya. it left four americans dead. >> we'll have live team coverage of the latest crisis in the middle east. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. glad you're with us. and we begin with that breaking news out of libya where a u.s. ambassador and three other american staffers are dead after an overnight rocket
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attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi. ambassador christopher stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation. the other three victims were apparently members of his staff. the embassy in cairo was also attacked by protestors yesterday. and the spreading violence is all in response to a film made in america that ridicules islam. >> just about 30 minutes ago the white house issued a statement from the president condemning the attack and u.s. officials are also warning other embassies to be on high alert. fox news correspondent doug luzader joins us from capitol hill with the latest. that condemnation coming about a half hour ago from the white house. >> reporter: and confirmation that this happened. we are hearing from the u.s. state department. christopher stevens was a veteran for instance service guy. he hadn't been the u.s. ambassador libya all that wrong but served in the region for a long time and had been a key figure in u.s. assistance to
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the libyans with the downfall of libyan dictator moammar qaddafi so a tragic event any way you look at it. there's obviously going to be a full investigation here as to what happened in this situation. but had there is a real fear at the state department and at the white house that there may be more violence yet to come and not just contained within these two countries, within libya and egypt. in fact, the president has ordered all u.s. embassies around the globe to ramp up security in case there are any additional reprisals. >> doug, with that confirmation from the white house, the confirmation is that ambassador stevens was killed, is it also confirmation about the three others who were killed? >> right. we don't know much about the circumstances as to how exactly this happened. but apparently the four of them were engaged in something of a rescue effort to get to that consulate in benghazi where
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they knew things were heating up. they wanted to get u.s. staffers out of that facility and in the process had he were killed. so that confirmation -- and in the process they were killed. so that confirmation involved u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three others. the number may change over the course of the day as we find out more of what happened on the ground there. but it seems as though it was a chaotic situation. >> doug luzader live on the hill, thank you. more on breaking news now. some reaction from someone who knows firsthand about the volatility in the middle east. joining us is mark ginsberg former ambassador to morocco. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning. >> how troubling is this to you, sir? >> oh, it's extremely troubling. i know libya well. i obviously know north africa well. the fact that a colleague in the foreign service and other members of the consulate may have been killed on a premeditated attack on a
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consulate is extraordinarily disturbing. it's the first u.s. ambassador that has lost his life in the line of duty since 1979. benghazi has been particularly troublesome to the central libyan government. it has always been the hotbed of islamic extremism in libya. we cannot underestimate the travails that the libyan government still has in trying to consolidate control over the country and the fact of the matter is, is that there are extremist elements operating in eastern benghazi and this clearly had to be a premeditated attack on the consulate and it's just a terrible shame because chris was one of the greatest arabist diplomats in the region, someone who dedicated many years to helping to consolidate freedom in libya. he worked in the -- as the dcm, deputy chief of mission, in
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libya. he was the deputy transitional officer in libya, someone excited about the assignment just appointed ambassador several months ago and my heart goes out not only to him, to his family but also to the families of other members of the consulate who may have died, as well. >> you speak well of mr. stevens and indeed his resume' is long as is yours in the region and just a few months ago, you wrote extensively about libya and what's happening there now and what happens in the future on that road to perhaps some type of democracy. now, with this event having occurred, what do we look for next? not just in libya but here in washington, the response, and then in libya down the road. >> this is the sort of contagion i'm most concerned about because if there are going to be attacks on diplomatic installations in cairo and in libya, there's a very good chance that there
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would be similar attacks on u.s. diplomatic installations elsewhere. the fact that some renegade film may have gone viral on the internet and then that becomes a justification to attack official u.s. diplomatic posts in the region and throughout the muslim world, we have to realize this may not just occur in the arab world but in other muslim countries in the region and in africa and pakistan, et cetera, afghanistan where the koranic burning created such havoc for american troops. it shows several things. first of all, the importanof strengthening u.s. protection of our consular and diplomatic outposts in the region, number one. number 2, for the united states to try to distance itself from this type of -- of movie or renegade movie that was being produced by some producer that has absolutely nothing to do
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with the u.s. government. and 3, more importantly, most tragically, it shows that there will be in this volatile arab awakening that's taking place, we cannot forget that there are extremist islamic elements that will use the cover of efforts to promote democracy in the region as justification to promote their anti-american and anti-israeli attitudes and this is part of the terrible price we pay as we watch dictators fall and these forces unleashed in the region. >> marc ginsberg is the former ambassador to morocco. we appreciate your insigh sir. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you, sorry for such tragic circumstances. >> thank you. we turn our attention to the weather. fortunately, we have quiet conditions today and another good day on tap here. here's tucker barnes. >> should be another day, sunshine a little cool with temperatures in the 40s and 50s but later this an upper 70s low 80s in the forecast so another
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nice one of the there's a live look at your satellite picture. mid-atlantic high pressure means lots of blue skies and sunshine today. you will see a few clouds from time to time later this afternoon. but it should otherwise be close to perfect. temperatures 62 now in washington after overnight lows in the upper 50s here in town. muc of the area in the 40s. 55 dulles, 55 leonardtown. plenty of sunshine, high temperatures in the low 80s. a degree or two warmer than yesterday. >> beautiful forecast, tucker. thank you. all right. let's go to julie wright with the latest on this morning's rush hour traffic. >> reporter: out of southern maryland northbound 5 beantown road at 301 accident clean-up continues. the big eyesore northbound 5 after allentown road three- course involved in the crash one of which has suffered a
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broken axle. waiting for help to arrive to remove the dent vehicles. inner loop of the beltway south of marlboro, crash on the shoulder leaving 50 the hanson highway. southbound 95 gridlock out of laurel towards the beltway. 23 minutes. bw parkway down to 20 miles an hour out of laurel. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." our top story close to home now prince george's county police are on the hunt for a suspect accused of murdering a capital heights teenager. >> 18-year-old marckel ross was walking to school along old central avenue yesterday morning when he was shot and killed. marckel was a junior at central high school and took the same path every day. this morning, police still have no suspects or motives. they are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. under fire for breast- feeding on the job, still ahead at 8:00 a local college professor explains why she
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brought her sick child to class. >> first, apple's magic number. good morning, lauren. >> i'm guessing that magic number is 5. we are expecting that the iphone 5 will be unveiled today in san francisco. and we are going to have much more coming up after the break. so the 9:15 5 meeting looks like it's going to start a little late... um, but i uh... (interupting) oh okay - okay yup that's fine. excuse me - sorry.
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high unemployment, slow economic growth is the world we're level in now but could one tech company be about the save the economy? that's a lot of pressure for one company. fox 5's lauren demarco joins with us more on today's highly anticipated announcement come from apple. >> reporter: it is a lot of pressure but that's what they're saying and, of course, there has been a lot of hype surrounding this event. we're expecting to see the iphone 5 unveiled. a bigger screen and works with 4-g networks. there are high hopes for sales. but could it help jump-start economic recovery? reporter: jpmorgan's chief economist says sales of the new iphone could increase america's
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economic production by as much as half a percent. according to the report, the iphone could increase gbt $3.2 billion in the current quarter and nearly $3 billion over two months. such results would be significant. but does apple really have the ability to spark a full economic recovery? >> i don't know whether the economy is so bad that we're something as innocuous as a cell phone will make that big a pop or we have become so dependent on technology that that much money will pour into it. what happened to airplanes, cars, houses and all these other things we used to depend on? >> reporter: it's not just apple that could profit. carriers like at&t are also expected to cash in. while phone companies are expected to subsidize the cost, new data plans could end upbringing in billions in profits. >> reporter: the event scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. eastern time. ahead in our next hour we'll talk more about the rumors and what else insiders are expecting to learn from the big announcement. we'll have all that coming up.
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>> tony, spoken like a true apple convert. >> it seems like all that money goes into one kind of finite area. i don't know that it trickles -- >> no trickle effect. >> reporter: it sparks growth. you use your iphone for everything. who knows? >> we'll see. >> that's what i say. >> thanks, lauren. let's go to tucker barnes now. he has the latest on this morning's weather. >> good morning. before i get to weather, now what time it is? >> oh, yes. >> time for "my first 5" photo of the day. >> i always say adorable but he is so handsome! >> he looks wise beyond his young age. >> going with the old school black and white photo. >> like that. >> nice looking. >> his parents say -- we can tell from the picture -- he loves the camera. >> look at his little -- you can't really city on that but the full picture he has his
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hands back. that crops it. he is handsome. >> he knows just how to pose when he sees one as we can see from the picture. >> very nice. >> 16 months old? that's a confident little boy. >> i think i was barely standing up. >> he is a yummy baby. >> to send us your child's picture go to myfoxdc.com and click on "mornings." current conditions, reagan national 62 degrees, 55 dulles, 57 this morning bwi marshall. highs today after a cool start back into the upper 70s maybe low 80s later today. maybe a degree or two warmer than yesterday. satellite-radar we're quiet, very quiet. washington, boston, atlanta, if you are traveling today lots of sunshine in the forecast all the way to cincinnati and chicago. that's how big this dome of
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high pressure is keeping eastern half of the country nice and quiet and the nice pattern continues here for several more days. there is your accuweather seven- day forecast. 81 this afternoon. we'll warm up to the mid-80s for a time there on thursday. looks like our next chance of showers may arrive saturday. just a few showers in the forecast right now not going to be a washout to start the weekend. that's a look at the weather, allison and tony. back to you. >> thank you. more than 680,000 people in the washington metro area live on the verge of going hungry every day and one in five is a child. but you can help some of your neighbors. we can all do that by putting food on the table with a small donation to the capital area food bank. now, for ways that you can help out, wisdom martin joins us live from the food bank in northeast. i think it's the hardest pill to swallow when you think about those little innocent children hungry every day right here in d.c. [ pause ]
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>> reporter: allison and tony, you're absolutely right. there are a lot of people who are in need not just at one time or another but all year long. children have to go without food for various reasons so it is a great idea to try to help out any way you can to make sure that they get fed. we are here at the capital area food bank where they have a new program, a new campaign, to assist with getting some food to some people. and this particular campaign is called skip lunch feed a bunch. joining me to talk about it is shah mia holloway communications manager. we go way back to stuff a truck. we're talking about this campaign right now. so tell me all about it. tell me about the campaign. skip lunch, feed a bunch. >> thank you, so much, for coming for our fifth annual campaign which encourages the community to donate what they would spend on lunch on that gourmet cup of coffee, to the food bank so we can feed the
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hundreds of thousands of children seniors and individuals trying to get food. >> how did you come up with the campaign? i know it's the fifth year but how did you initially come up with the campaign so people can donate? >> we were inspired by the new york city food bank and they raised half million dollars in a day and it's easy. with just $1 the food bank can provide three meals. there is a 25% increase in hunger. we are responding to the demand so through our 700 partner agencies we are distributing more food and we're distributing food more efficiently. >> reporter: and we were also talking off camera about how a new report is coming out from the census bureau which means you may find out that your need is greater. >> yes. we're at the forefront of the issue with record numbers of people coming through us and our partner agencies for food
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assistance who never needed it. so the need is great. 50% of children in the district are at risk of hunger so that's why we're asking the community to skip lunch, feed a bunch and help us ensure that everyone has access to three nutritious meals a day. >> reporter: people can come down here to the capital area food bank and donate but they can do it online. tell us how. >> it's so simple. go to capitalareafoodbank.org. register online. get your friends, colleagues, teammates, pool your funds together. capitalareafoodbank.org. $1 provides the meals. it's easy. the community needs your assistance. >> reporter: how much did new york raise? >> new york raised a half million dollars in one day. >> reporter: so d.c., you hard that. half a million dollars in one day for new york. we can't be outdone by new york. so go online, come down to the capital area food bank and make the donation. it's for a very worthy cause.
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shamia, thank you. >> great work. all right, thank you very much. >> coming up, the campus fallout after a mother's hard choice. her dilemma, why a college professor nursed her sick child in the middle of a lecture and stands by her decision. >> later getting to not greater "h" street reason. holly morris is on the heritage trial with a lesson and a look at culture and businesses that make up the northeast neighborhood. right now it's 8:21. >> we'll be right back.
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welcome back. it's 8:24. controversy is brewing at american university after a professor breast-fed her baby during class. that professor is adrienne pine. she teaches anthropology. on the first day of class her baby was sick so she brought that sick baby to class. the newspaper picked up the story and then the professor responded in an online blog. here's what she wrote: so here mice story, internet: i fed my sick baby during feminist anthropology class without disrupting the lecture so as to not have to cancel the first day of class. i doubt anyone saw my nicause i
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covering it." now fox 5 spoke with a dean of academic affairs. >> we don't have an explicit policy on breast-feeding in the classroom. >> did professor pine do something wrong? >> you know, i think there were a series of choices that were made and one has to walk back and look at those choices. for example, you know, the question of bringing a child to class and in this case specifically a sick child. >> now, the dean who you just heard her words there says the university will examine its policies. as for whether the professor will be disciplined for her actions, the dean would only say it was a personal matter and she couldn't discuss it. still ahead in our next half hour, coming home from a war zone and looking for work. >> our sarah simmons sits down with the founder of enable america which helps disabled americans and wounded warriors find jobs. time now 8:25. you're watching "fox 5 morning news." >> we'll be right back. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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welcome back. it is 8:28 now on a wednesday morning and we want to update you on the breaking news we're following out of the middle east. a rocket attack on the american consulate in eastern libya killed the u.s. ambassador overnight. this morning, president obama is condemning the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and the president is ordering more security at american embassies around the world a long with ambassador stevens three other staffers were also killed in this morning's attack. before the rocket attack, protestors set fire to the building last night and wounded another state department staffer. meanwhile, in making egypt an angry mob broke into the american embassy and burned the u.s. flag. all these people are upset at an internet movie made in the u.s. that defamous mohammed. -- that defames mohammed. after yesterday's break from campaigning for 9/11 the two presidential candidates are supposed to hit the trail again
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today. president obama is scheduled to fly to nevada this afternoon to talk about the economy. he will do that in las vegas. mitt romney just arrived in florida for a campaign event in jacksonville. tonight, he will attend a private fundraiser. first lady michelle obama will be back in the commonwealth tomorrow. she is campaigning for her husband in richmond and fredericksburg. virginia is a key battleground state as you know. it could go either way. it is day 3 on the picket lines for teachers in chicago. today union leaders will meet to review a any proposal from the school board but -- a new proposal from the school board, but a deal is a long way off. the board requested a written response from the union. some parents have joined the teachers protesting. issues include new teacher evaluations and changing the process in which laid-off teachers are rehired. all right. it is 8:30 right now. we want to get another check of the gorgeous -- just look at
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it. it looks really perfect to me, picture-perfect. >> many would say this is perfect weather. >> tucker barnes has details. is it real? >> it gets my vote for perfect. upper 70s low 80s. still got the summery feel but not a lot of humidity. running out of words to say. >> saving money, not running the air-conditioner. can't go wrong there. >> that's your current temperatures. at reagan national we are 62 degrees overnight lows here in town back in the upper 50s. so parts of the area falling back into the 40s during the overnight hours so very chilly conditions out there. currently we're warming up. 55 out of dulles. still you can see cool air in place. and you saw in the live shot a lot of sunshine to start your day. should be a lot of sunshine throughout the day like yesterday and a few clouds from time to time. 55 leonardtown, 58 quantico. it should be a gorgeous afternoon. it's amazing how quiet it is across the eastern half of the
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country. here in washington nice and dry lots of sunshine, boston, new york, if you are traveling today, conditions look close to perfect. off to the north and west, the cold front north and west of chicago is our next weathermaker. it will be a slow mover at the end of the week, early this weekend, saturday some cloud cover with a potential for some showers around here. showers return by saturday. nice and dry high pressure we have been talking about the last couple of days, keeps us in the nice streak here and into the weekend an area of low pressure will develop off the north and west and a cold front will bring us some cloud cover with the potential for a couple of showers out there. there is your seven-day forecast -- your accuweather seven-day forecast. 81, nice conditions, warm tommied 80s, then we bounce around a little bit with showers in the forecast, saturday and monday. back to you guys. >> thank you. thousands of soldiers head
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back from wars overseas. many face disabilities and an additional challenge of getting back into the workforce. there is an organization called enable america that's helping vets and other disabled americans find work right here in the d.c. region. sarah simmons is back with more on that. sarah. >> reporter: tony and allison, it's such a great organization, enable america. with me here to talk more about it today is richard salem founder of enable america and joshua cruz who is a disabled vet himself and is a volunteer with enable america. thank you so much for coming in. >> thank you. >> richard, you guys were in town 10 years ago. this is the big anniversary celebration. i can't believe it's been 10 years, you said. tell me how you got started. you yourself were disabled as a teenager and blind from an accident and how this all came to be for you. >> looking back on my life and the amazing life experiences i have had, i started looking around and saying, where are
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the others that are similarly situated, other young people with disabilities. and at that point, we went out on a nationwide listening tour and started talking with people around the country in 28 cities and identifying why people with disabilities weren't more prominent in the workplace, along the way met some wounded vets and from there the vet connect career mentoring days got started. >> reporter: you said it was getting over the initial hump of not being scared, a similarity you had as well with veterans. >> after one of the town hall meetings, a mother came up to me and said, richard, can you talk to my son? he is back from iraq and he and his buddy just want to sit in the rec room at the va. i can't get them out. i went and visited with them on my way back to the airport in
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des moines that day, and when i met with them, they didn't want to go out. that reminded me of when i lost my sight as a 16-year-old, that's all i wanted to do, sit in my room. my buddies helped me out that night and we need to do the same thing and get out there and do something. >> it's turned into mentoring programs around the country. in fact, actually, we have a couple going on today, one at the fbi as we speak that you have about a dozen people at? >> a little more, yeah. we're excited we have wounded warriors and two different fbi locations, 12, 14 of them. >> reporter: joshua, you yourself as i mentioned a little bit ago, you came in touch with the organization after you were coming back from iraq yourself. explain a little bit about your disability, what happened there and how you got in touch with enable america. >> absolutely. i was stationed at fort campbell and we deployed from
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2007 to 2009 to iraq for a 15 month tour. and around late 2008 i got hit by an i.e.d. leaving me with some spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. so early 2009 i was out of the military and into just an unknown world, you know, and in the military no matter what we did i always had my team with me, and then i realized soon after getting out of the military i n longer had my team. that's when i met enable america which -- instead of me standing out in front of corporate america not knowing where to go, enable america opened the doors and said, this is the path you need to take and this is what you can do to become a part of corporate america and find good employment and move on with life even though you have a disability. >> reporter: i know there are other mentoring stops or programs that are going to be going on this week and also next week. and what would you tell someone
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out there? these are some -- they are mentoring programs but it could possibly lead to a job at that location or at least get the skills to get a job somewhere else. what would you tell that potential employer out there right now about hiring, you know, a veteran? >> you know, veterans obviously have a lot of soft skills such as the ability to lead in touch situations and to overcome obstacles. what we find in disabled veterans and wounded warriors coming into the workplace is they are extraordinarily dedicated to the team. they have done this especially gentlemen and ladies that have done this since 18 years old they spent their adult life, you know, building a team and contributing to an overall project and that's what all the corporations that try to do is just continuously build their companies and contribute to these projects so just open the doors and allow these individuals to come in because they're only going to increase your company productivity and build a better corporate
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culture. >> reporter: real quickly, richard, because we're running out of time, can you new jersey some of the places that you'll be doing mentoring here in this location? i believe it's tomorrow and next week, too. >> in addition to the fbi offices on capitol hill, the congressman bill young with the house defense appropriations committee, senator tom harkins' office and several others have opened their doors to mentoring days. clark construction company, kc design, have all opened their doors, as well. so we're very blessed with the corporate america and government offices here welcoming our wounded warriors and disabled vets to get an idea of what it's like and for them as well to get a feel for the morale, dedication and loyalty they will find from folks like them. >> reporter: we're out of time. richard salem with enable
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america and joshua cruce, thank you both. you can get a link to their website on ours, myfoxdc.com, to learn more about the organization. tony, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead at 8:00, britney spears' surprising role on the second season. x factor and why it could mean a change for simon cowell. >> but first, inspired by rg iii we'll show you the new viral craze in honor of the redskins rookie. time now 8:39. we'll be right back.
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he cherry blossoms one to left! -- he checks one to left, see you later! the nats are on top 3-2. >> there you go. pinch hitter tyler moore. >> who? >> folks you never heard of hitting home runs. >> coming through in the 7th inning with a home run off mets ace r.a. dickey. they are curt suzuki got the game winning hit. brice harper drove in another run with one of his four hits on the night. i think it's the first time he had four hits in a game this season. the nats win 5-3 and now have a 7.5 game lead over the braves who lost again last night. >> you have to have a strong bench in life. >> okay. robert griffin iii is the talk of the town after sunday's big win down in the big easy, of course.
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he also has started apparently a new craze among skins fans reminiscent of course of tim tebow's signature move. check it it's called griffinnin and it refers to this pose right there which the qb made after throwing his first touchdown pass. okay. it's catching on. we said that, right? so here's a look at some of the fans getting in on this griffinning craze. the first picture was sent in from lamont on twitter and then here's a student doing the same back at his alma mater baylor university. we don't recommend this. but some folks are griffinning at the office. and finally, little scott benson on twitter -- excuse me, daddy scott sent little calvin's photo. calvin is 3. but he is old enough to know how to griffin. i love it. >> got to give everything a name. very cute. coming up next, the search for america's next big star with simon cowell and britney spears. we have a sneak peek at the secretary season of the fox hit show "x factor." >> and then a walk through time
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in one of the district's hottest new spots for late night fun. holly? >> reporter: hey, you guys are exactly right. we are live this morning on "h" street in northeast and yes, if you haven't been here in a while, it is indeed bustling with all kind of new things for you to check out but they also have something old a new heritage trail that's all about the "h" street area. coming up, why you can get a history lesson and get some good plans for the future, too. it's all next live on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and...
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it's time for our facebook fan of the day. today we say hello to tanya. she tells us she is a fox 5 double dipper. that means she tunes in every day at 5 a.m. and then at 10 p.m. for your chance -- yeah, we thank you for that. that's wonderful. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan, log on to our facebook page and leave a comment under tania. britney spears is settling on the "x factor" but she is surprising -- her surprising tough love may be giving
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designated bad guy and fellow judge simon cowell a run for his money. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: the "x factor" is back for the season two with britney spears joining simon cowell at the judge's table. >> i always know that on the first day, whoever we hire, within two or three hours there's going to be a what the hell have i done? everyone goes through that, okay. one hour away from that. >> you can't destroy that song. >> reporter: promos for the show have offered glimpses of judge britney crushing the hopes and dreams of some contestants. >> it was hard at first. and then you gradually get used to it. >> it's hard because they all boo you. >> i want to know who let you on stage. >> you have to have that good gut instinct and importantly straight away both of them were
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very happy to say no to people. i actually came over as a softy. i was say yes to people and they are looking at me like these people are never going to be stars. i said, yeah, you have a point. >> reporter: so what is spears looking for now that she is settled into her new role. >> i think it's of the package. you know? i want them to be able to perform. i want them to feel alive on stage and the voice has to be amazing >> i have a good feeling about you. >> reporter: simon feels he already found one future star. >> i have already seen someone in my category and i'm not going to say which category it is who i would sign on the spot tomorrow. and i see a massive, massive gap in the market for that artist right now. i can feel it. i can. >> reporter: judge for yourself on the two-night premier of the "x factor" which kicks off wednesday on fox. in hollywood, adam housley, fox news.
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>> thank you. you can catch the "x factor" on fox at 8:00 tonight. >> may i just say quickly whatever you think about brittany's voice and her whole thing, she is a performer. she has been through it and she started so young that she knows what she is talking about. >> a veteran. >> she is a vet. >> i'm interested to see what the dynamic is. >> me, too. for generations it's been a proud working class neighborhood where mom and pop businesses served a variety of communities. now the district neighborhood is being honored with its own historic tour under the theme, hub, home and heart. >> fox 5's holly morris joins us hive from another stop on the greater "h" street northeast heritage trail. good morning. >> reporter: hey, guys. we are here now on "h" street. we have moved over because this is part of the new heritage trail. and there are 18 different stops on the heritage trail.
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it's about a 3.2-mile walking experience you can have. and you will-a lot when you do. jane is with cultural tourism d.c. she is one of the people responsible for this wonderful trail. good to see you. >> you, too. >> reporter: let's talk about the trail. there's like 13 of them, right? >> there are 13. >> reporter: how did you finally get to the "h" street area and how long does to take to come up with this kind of experience. we come to a neighborhood to do a heritage trail because the neighborhood asks us to come. >> reporter: really? >> we don't choose it. it's a neighborhood's idea. they want to bring in tourists for economic development. >> reporter: so walk a couple of hours at your own pace and go in any direction, right? >> that's right. the signs are designed so you don't have to go from number 1 to number 18. you can pick a swath of signs that you want to do. you can do the whole thing. a lot of people actually encounter heritage trails in the course of life and they will see a sign or two and stop and read it get interested and
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come back and do a few more. >> reporter: when do you this you want people to see what it was but you want people to see what it is now and engage in what it is now. tell me about this brochure. >> we put together a free booklet that summarizes the heritage trail. and you can find this in the coffee shops, cleaners and the museums and other institutions and the route. and the idea is that you will have this to take home. what we like to ask you to do is put it on the bedside table in your guest room because if you have visitors from out of town and you're tired of taking them down to the mall for the 88th time, just hand them the book and they can do it themselves. >> reporter: let's talk about what makes "h" street so special and what people really need to understand about its history. >> "h" street is a marvelous example of how washington, d.c. is actually like other cities. we think of other cities as being built pie waves of immigrants and -- by waves of immigrants and they have their immigrant communities and you
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can find chinatown or little italy in new york, for example. they don't have that here. "h" street is where that happened on a smaller scale. this is where immigrants came in with a working class inexpensive place to live where you could start a small business. we had irish in the early days, lebanese immigrant group which nobody has ever heard about -- we didn't know about it until we start working on this. we had a greek and italian community. everybody. and, of course, african- americans were here from the beginning and all the way through. >> reporter: i have someone else i want to introduce you to. this is sam zimbabwe with v- dot. you might be saying, why does she have someone from ddot to talk about the heritage trail? you're huge supporters of the walking trail? >> that's right. we have been proud to fund this with federal highway administration support. this is now the 13th trail we have launched. and we're just really pleased to be able to show people what the history of the neighborhood is as they walk and get around and see so the untold story of d.c. >> reporter: since transportation is your thing,
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let's talk about transportation that's available here and what's coming maybe in the future. >> that's right. so this is -- "h" street is one of the best places to get to by all sorts of means of travel. great bus service, we have the bike share stations along the corridor. it's a great walking corridor which is why we have the walking tour and in 2013 we'll be seeing streetcars running. >> reporter: that will be cool. super fun. here's the last question for you. how many of the heritage trails have you done? >> oh, probably 8 or 9 at this time. >> reporter: that's impressive. >> all of them many times. >> reporter: so she's the person you want to meet and have you take around really. wusa9.com is our website of the we a link to cultural tourism d.c. coming up in the next hour, we are going know one of the local shops here a little place that's hot and also we are going to talk about an old neighborhood. back to you. >> thank you. still ahead in our next hour, an update on our breaking news out of the middle east
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where a u.s. ambassador and three other american staffers are dead after a rocket attack on a u.s. embassy in libya. >> wtop radio national security correspondent j.j. green will join us live with a closer look at the fallout and the white house response. it's 8:55. "fox 5 morning news" will be right back. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
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so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda macdonald right now at 9:00, president obama orders increased security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> after the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans are killed at the consulate. coming up insight on the conflict in the middle east. >> good morning. we'll have more on the breaking news in just a moment, but first let's check in quickly with tucker barnes for today's forecast. >> good morning.
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another nice start to our day. cool temperatures out there at the moment but later this afternoon upper 70s and low 80s. lots of bright sunshine for your wednesday. take a look at the radar -- actually the satellite picture and that's what you call quiet conditions. high pressure out to our wes dominating the mid-atlantic. so nice conditions expected across the region. temperature now at reagan national, it is up to 66 degrees as we switch maps. thank you. 60 out at dulles. bwi marshall 63 degrees. forecast more of the same but we'll take it 81 degrees a little warmer than yesterday but still, lots of sunshine and i think it qualifies as a beautiful afternoon. more details on the weather. we'll take a peek at the weekend in just a minute. back to you. of course we're following breaking news from overseas from libya. ambassador christopher stevens killed in a rocket attack on the u.s. consulate in eastern libya

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